Entering its second decade at Paramount, Cruise/Wagner is intent on redefining the notion of a vanity deal.
Talk about a roller-coaster ride: A couple of years ago, New Line was struggling. Everyone was talking about the "Town and Country" debacle. Yet the personal fortune of founder Bob Shaye was soaring…
Swedish regional film center Film i Vast will add a nearly 4,000-square-foot studio to its Trollhattan facilities to meet demand from an increasing number of productions and to accommodate larger…
If there's any trend with Oscar candidates this year, it's blurring lines. Aside from the confusion in the actors' race, there are other bewildering areas.
Underscoring a mini-boom of Argentine films in Spain, Horacio Urban's Madrid-based sales company Urban Films has sold a trio of Argentine pics to Spain.
After ignoring the commercial possibilities of animated films for years, the French have gone back to the drawing board. Five French toons are due out this year, and 15 more are in the works…
Entertainment entrepreneur Robert Bucksbaum is turning a well-preserved, 62-year-old L.A. movie emporium into a research lab for exhibition experiments.
After successfully mounting a legal challenge to prevent the Brazilian government from forcing it to invest in local movies, United Intl. Pictures, the foreign distrib arm of Universal and Paramount…
Andrew Lloyd Webber has a new stage musical in the works, a fresh version of a decades-old one ready to hit the West End in April, and two films in varying degrees of preparedness.
It's hard enough for studios to gain a foothold in a summer release schedule teaming with blockbuster movies. But studios now have a blockbuster book to contend with: "Harry Potter and the Order of…
Elie Samaha's Franchise Pictures has found a new financial backer. But will new coin make his old legal woes evaporate? And will tighter Warner Bros. supervision improve the quality of his pictures?